1959 Cooper Monaco T49 Mk1 no. 002
Introducing amongst the most successfully campaigned Cooper Monaco’s for sale. Over the past years 002 has either won, posted fastest lap or out qualified the competition at all of the blue chip events.
Campaigned regularly in the early 1990’s by Jeffrey Pattinson competeing regularly in VSCC and HGPCA meetings and also achieved considerable success in the British Racing Drivers Club '50s Historic Sports Car Championship, which he won with this car in 1999. After which ex British Touring Car and historic racer Frank Sytner acquired the car and was prepared for him regardless of expense and he campaigned it with considerable further success in the Historic arena. Ted Williams bought the car from Mr Sytner circa 2002 and in his hands it continued to compete very successfully at Historic level around the major European circuits, continued to accumulate race wins and in addition was one of the featured entries in the 50th anniversary Macau Grand Prix meeting in the Portuguese colonial city on the coast of China. Mr Williams also drove the car in the Goodwood Revival Meeting that same year, finishing 4th overall.
From Mr Williams the car was sold on to the present owner Graham Dodd in 2005 and he drove it to victory in the BRDC Historic '50s Sports Car Championship in both 2006 and 2007, scoring regular race wins. With numerous pole positions, fastest laps and podium finishes also falling to this Cooper Monaco's credit, Mr. Dodd finished 2nd in the relevant race during the 2007 Goodwood Revival Meeting while also recording fastest race lap - absolutely no mean feat given the premier-league quality of the opposition at any Goodwood Revival Meeting.
On page 248 of the Goodwood book 'The First Ten Years' - compiled and written by Bonhams and Goodwood consultant Doug Nye - there is a fine photograph reproduced of this car being driven by its present owner in the Madgwick Cup race. The car's list of credits and laurels is, as must be self-evident, absolutely immense and it includes victories in the Silverstone Classic in both 2007 and 2009 and 2nd place there in 2012. In the vendor's hands the car also won the Sir Stirling Moss Trophy at the 2012 Oulton Park Gold Cup Meeting.
This Cooper Monaco offered is a very competitive, well prepared Historic sports car of exceptional racing pedigree. It is accompanied by its original FIA papers and up-to-date/current HTP, and plainly promises its new owner not only assured entry to many of the Historic racing world's most notable events, but also the potential to excel in them all. a full spares package is available by separate negotiation.